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ERIC Number: EJ1105735
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1532-0723
Alternative Education Completers: A Phenomenological Study
Murray, Becky L.; Holt, Carleton R.
Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, v1 n1 p185-203 Mar 2014
The purpose of this study was to explore the elements of the alternative education experience significant to successful completion of the program. This phenomenological paradigm provided the framework for all aspects of the qualitative study. Students, parents, administrators, and staff members of two alternative programs in the southeast Kansas area were the pool used to draw the participants. Criterion involved in selecting the student participants were those who were or had been enrolled in the middle level or high school alternative education program in two southeast Kansas districts, currently 18 years of age or older, and who had successfully completed one or both programs. Qualitative methods used to accomplish the research design were: (a) formal, semi-standardized, open-ended interviews with 12 current or former alternative education students, eight parents of program completers, and 10 alternative education staff members; (b) evaluation of student journals from the middle school alternative school; and (c) obtrusive and unobtrusive classroom observations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kansas
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